Last Sacrifice... Book Of The Week..

Monday, November 29, 2010
For those of you who've read the fangtastic VA series by Richelle Mead, I'm sure you are quite familiar with the title Last Sacrifice and why it's this week's book of the week.

When I bought the first book in the series, I bought it on a whim. I was like eh, this looks interesting. So, book number one was added to my collection of paperbacks. What I didn't expect was to tear through the whole series in a matter of a week. Then, there I was, with sixty days to go until the sixth and final book was released. And let me just say for the record... It's been sixty days of agony.

I've read a lot of series throughout the years and wrote a few myself. This is by far one of my favorites. So Naturally, I'll be one of the first people at the bookstore next week buying my copy.

In the meatime, the first chap of LS is supposed to be posted at some point today. So keep on the lookout. I know I will be :) Cheers!

Asphodel YA mythology novel.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
As many of you know, I have been working dilligently on re-writing my YA mythology novel, Asphodel. I have rewritten it from a completely different angle. I have pasted a teaser for you below!

A shrill, deafening, cry escaped from my lips. My mother burst through the door
as I bolted upright in my bed. Hysteria washed over me. I gasped out, panting, trying to steady my breathing. My mother swept me up into an embrace, whispering comforting words into my ear. “Hush darling, it’s alright.” I let out a long ragged breath, while trying to suck back the tears. Beads of sweat dribbled down my forehead as every limb attached to me began to convulse.

My mother squeezed me tighter, controlling my shaking body. “Calm down
sweetheart,” she said, consoling me. “ It was only a dream.” This wasn’t a dream though. It was a voice. A voice that had been coming to me for the last eighteen years for as long as I could remember.

Excerpt from Asphodel~

Book Of The Week...

Monday, November 22, 2010
This past few weeks, I have been extremely busy with a slew of projects I have been working on that I haven't had much time for reading.. But when I was recommended this week's BOTW I knew that I would have to make time to read it.

This week's Book Of The Week is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by: Carrie Ryan. I put this book on my TBR list a while ago. It was recommended to me by a few people on twitter and they assured me it does not disappoint.

Much to my excitement, I learned that The Forest of Hands and Teeth had a sequel Dead Tossed Waves, and a thrid book is due out next March. Now, I'm a huge fan of anything zombie related. I have heard nothing but good things about his book so, hopefully it exceeds my expectations!

QOW, Beautiful Darkness Winner! And Xmas Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
So I have been a little behind on the blog posting due to my busy schedule. But I am excited to announce that the winner of the Beautiful Darkness Giveaway is Ivy Hawthorn.. Congrats Ivy! If you didn't include your email address, please post it in the comments section.

Also I want to let you know that I've been a little behind on my mailings so to the winners of the previous contest, don't worry, your books are coming. And I'm excited
to announce that I'll be holding a Christmas Giveaway!!! Nobody loves Christmas more than me, and I truly believe it is the season of giving.. So the second week in December I will start the giveaway. Now, as most of you know, I am not only an author but, a hairdresser as well. So along with the book of your choice, you'll get a swag bag full of hair products, and a starbucks giftcard! So keep on the lookout.

Last but not least, this book quote of the week, comes from one of my favorite books.

Then I get it, what it means. At least, for me. District 12 only has three exsisting victors to choose from. Two males. One female.... I am going back into the arena. ~
Suzanne Collins~ Catching Fire

Book Of The Week and Beautiful Darkness Giveaway!!

Monday, November 8, 2010
This week's book of the week is none other than Rot and Ruin by: Jonathan Mayberry..After all, who doesn't love a good zombie book, right? This book was recommended to me by one of the fabulous members of Naturally, I love a good zombie book more than anyone and can't wait to pick this one up! I hear it's zombielicious!

Second, don't forget tommorrow is the last day you can enter the Beautiful Darkness Giveaway! So don't forget to enter for a chance to win!! Here's how to enter!

How to enter: Follow this blog and me on twitter @NovelistLauren for extra entries! If you've read Beautiful Creatures, I want you to tell me if you could be a Caster which way would you go? Dark or Light? Put your answers in the comments section. If you haven't read it but want to, tell me why? This contest ends on Tuesday 11/9/2010
So enter now! I look forward to hearing your answers!!!

Beautiful Darkness Giveaway!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Okay Everyone!!! Today's the day! The Beautiful Darkness giveaway starts today!
Beautiful Darkness is sequel to The Bestselling Beautiful Creatures and I assure it does not disappoint. Besides, I would never recommend a book that isn't worthy. And trust me when I say this, Beautiful Darkness is beyond worthy.

In the second installment for the Caster Chronicles, we follow Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes through the ups and downs of their never-ending, undying love for one another.. Throw in a little bit of magic- Okay maybe a lot of magic, plot twists, romance, the choice between going Dark and Light, and you've got yourself the awesomeness of Beautiful Darkness!

How to enter: Follow this blog and me on twitter @NovelistLauren for extra entries! If you've read Beautiful Creatures, I want you to tell me if you could be a Caster which way would you go? Dark or Light? Put your answers in the comments section. If you haven't read it but want to, tell me why? This contest ends on Tuesday 11/9/2010
So enter now! I look forward to hearing your answers!!!

Writing Wednesday and Beautiful Darkness Giveaway!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
What are you writing goals for the week? Every week I try to mmake a checklist on what I want to accomplish as far as writing goes. This week I'm working on re-vamping my entire novel, Asphodel. Every week I try to set up a checklist that helps me through the re-writing process.

1. Re-format the first chapter.
2. Do my sentences flow.
3. Where do I see the story going, from this angle?

What are you writing this week? And what do you do to help yourself with the process?

Stay tuned for updates on the Beautiful Darkness giveaway! Don't forget, it starts this Friday!

Book of the week and Beautiful Darkness giveaway!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
In honor of the Beautiful Darkness giveaway beginning Friday Nov 5, This week's book quote of the week comes directly from, none other than, Beautiful Darkness!

You belong with someone like you, and I belong with someone like me, someone who understands what I'm going through. I'm not the same person I was a few months ago but I guess we both know that.~ Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl~ Beautiful Darkness

Stay tuned for details on the contest. For this contest, I'll have you quote your favorite line from Beautiful Creatures. The first book in the Caster Chronicles...

Book of the week. NaNoWrImO and Beautiful Darkness Giveaway!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010
So this month is National novel writing month! There's nothing I love more than a good writing challenge. So I've made a little challenge with myself. Not only will I re-work one WIP but, I'll re-work two! I'm the type of person who believes you can do anything you put your mind to. So, watch out for my tweets, if you follow me on twitter. I'll be tweeting about the progress!

This week's book of the week is Immortal Beloved by: Cate Tiernan I recieved a recommendation for this book from Jessica Torres. She swore to me it was a book she couldn't put down so naturally I had to add it to my TBR.

Also, The Beautiful Darkness giveway is going to begin on Friday, November 5th! I devored Beautiful Creatures amd Beautiful Darkness in days! Both were exciting reads! So if you haven't read Beautiful Creatures, I suggest you do so..I assure you, you won't be disappointed!